I have a hard time getting my Prednisone down, especially when I was up to 40 mg or more. The pills are just are so bitter! I started taking it with V8 veggie juice (low sodium). The V8 has a strong enough flavor to cover the bitterness AND as a bonus it's a serving of veggies. I haven't been eating as much veggies as I should because I am scared of most of them now.
Also, I had been bad about taking my supplements consistently, but very good about medicine compliance, even when I was on Colazal and had to take it three times a day (yeah once a day Lialda!!). Since I didn't want to take the supps in the morning (with 11 or so pills I already have to take I just couldn't take the supps then as well). But I did note that putting my meds in a one week pill strip had helped with compliance. So I put a week's worth of supps in another strip and I make sure I take them with my dinner.
Hope these tips that have worked for me work for other.
Diagnosed UC April 27, 2006
Remicade infusions: 7/21/07; 8/18/07; 10/13/07; 12/15/97; 1/26/08
Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Protonix; Prednisone 4/27/06-present, starting yet another taper attempt, 1/30, 30 mg. Daily supplements: multivitamin w/folate; Culturelle; Fish oil capsules
12/1/07 - 12/29/07 weekly Venofer (iron sucrose) injections;
9 mg Entocourt EC; Xanax as needed; Lexipro 10 mg, Rowesa; Asacol; Colazal three 750 mg capsules 3X day; Bad reactions: Imuran (2/07)